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Here comes the SUN

Chetan Maini, co founder of SUN Mobility

“India’s Elon Musk” Chetan Maini, turns his attention to smart batteries India’s electric car pioneer has co-founded a new company to build smart batteries for electric cars, buses and scooters. “These smart batteries are modular, replaceable and IOT-sensor enabled and can be refuelled,” said co-founder and vice chairman of SUN …

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Toyota to spend $35M in AI production effort but will it be worth it for batteries?

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell
Source: Toyota

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI), founded in 2015, will be collaborating with research groups and universities after investing $35 million on the use of AIs to accelerate design and materials. The team hope that the results will greatly contribute to Toyota’s vision of reducing the CO2 emissions from new vehicles, …

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Hyundai accelerates towards batteries as it puts hydrogen in park

Ioniq concept 
Source: Hyundai

Hyundai has announced plans for an new all-electric platform and luxury branding ahead of Korea Autoshow Hyundai senior vice president, Lee Ki-sang, confirmed the automaker’s change of direction as it makes plans to concentrate to move beyond fuel-cell hydrogen cars, adding: “The electric-vehicle platform will require high up-front investments but …

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Goodenough claims solid-state battery breakthrough, but colleagues are quietly sceptical

Image source: Cockrell School of Engineering

94-year-old inventor of the Li-ion pioneers glass electrolyte, but not all of the working has been shown At the end of February, a team of engineers at the University of Texas in Austin announced the development of a solid-state battery, a breakthrough which could prove seminal for both electric transport …

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Leclanché awarded Chinese certification

leclanchebus

Swiss-headquartered battery firm targets Chinese transportation market Leclanché has received certifications recognising its LTO battery cell’s compliance with China’s latest standards, a pre-requisite to providing battery solutions to power electric vehicles in China. This certification corresponds to the latest standards issued by the Standards Administration of China, and covers requirements …

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